I bought this instead of my normal go-to, the original Burt's Bees lip balm, because I was drawn to the promise of an "ultra-conditioning" balm that promises 4 hours of moisturization. While this certainly applies like a rich lotion, it becomes EXTREMELY drying within minutes. My lips have been crazy dry for the three days that I've been using it and this morning they started bleeding! Stick to the original and the pomegranate oil balms. This one needs to be taken off the market.
Before buying this product my lips were pretty much fine- I just like having a chapstick around especially during the winter. I saw that this was "ultra conditioning" and figured it was the best, especially being by Burt's Bees.
However, since I began using this product, my lips have become dryer than ever, painfully cracked and unless the chapstick is actually on my lips, this awful feeling persists.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone- instead of conditioning, it destroys.
I hadn't had much luck with regular Burt's Bees lip balm so I thought I'd give this a try. This was one of the worst lip balms I've ever tried. The balm was very thin. It lasted about five to ten minutes on my lips before wearing off. When it wore off, my lips were left dehydrated. Reapplying didn't help.
The only upside: The product was in a tube that was easy to carry around.
Overall, this lip balm didn't serve its purpose and was a waste of money.
I quite like this lip balm. My lips were really chapped and I would wake up with blood on my lips. I put this on at night and my lips feel better the next day. I also like that this one has a bit of a shine and is oilier but I can't use it under lipstick like my other burt's bees.
I've used almost every Burt's Bees lip balm in existence and this one is by far the worst. It is runny, oily, and doesn't absorb at all. I thought when it said "Ultra Moisturizing" that I would love this. But it isn't moisturizing at all, it never sinks in and my lips have seen zero benefit from using this. I keep it around only because I feel like I shouldn't throw it out because it was expensive. If you are determined to try something by Burt's try their pomegranate or honey varieties. I used to buy Burt's all the time but since they went big I have noticed that their products seem to be declining in quality.
This product did not help my lips from being chapped at all. Worse, it seemed runny and oily upon application. Used a few times and then threw away. Was not worth the trouble to suffer through using up the product.
It seems I have an odd fascination with trying out all the various Burt's Bees lip balm incarnations and flavors. Must be why the company creates so many. The kokum butter balm is definitely middle of the road: smells fine, feels fine, mildly conditioning, but ultimately I prefer the mango butter flavor because it's much more moisturizing and long-lasting. I wouldn't repurchase this product because there are better options available.
I don't care for this lip balm at all. It has a nice scent and taste but as far as being "ultra" conditioning it is anything but. When I apply it 10 minutes later it is gone and my lips don't feel any better. I will stick with the Burt's Bees beeswax with vitamin e and peppermint.
This lip balm feels like I'm applying cooking oil to my lips. It does not absorb into my lips at all and only moisturizes them on a very superficial level. The original Burt's Bees has that deep-down moisturizing quality and this is pretty much the exact opposite. Don't fall for the "ultra conditioning" marketing trap.
this one is my favorite lipbalm for its lasting moisture and its very mild scent. this really softens and cushions your lips. adds a healthy sheen too. my winter essential!